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The Héma-Québec Foundation would not be able to accomplish its mission without the support of its major donors. Thanks to them, we have successfully funded a number of projects that made a huge difference for the thousands of Quebecers whose lives were transformed by the gift of human biological products from Héma-Québec. By partnering with Héma-Québec, our donors demonstrate their commitment to our cause, and we are profoundly grateful for their generosity in giving the gift of life.

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Association of Blood Donation Volunteers (ABDV)

The Association of Blood Donation Volunteers (ABDV) is a non-profit organization that has worked in partnership with Héma-Québec since its creation 1998. This association, the first of its kind in North America, is a key link in Quebec’s blood supply chain. For more than 20 years, the Association of Blood Donation Volunteers (ABDV) has worked tirelessly to recruit a new generation of blood donors. With help from more than 750 volunteers spread over 13 divisions across Quebec, the mission of the ABDV is to encourage donors to give blood, platelets, plasma, stem cells and mothers’ milk, as well as recruiting new donors in partnership with Héma-Québec. Hundreds of information kiosks are organized every year by volunteers across the province to raise awareness about the different types of donations.

 Since 2013, the Association of Blood Donation Volunteers (ABDV) has greatly contributed to the education and recruitment of plasma donors by deploying teams of volunteers to every area where a Salon PLASMAVIE is happening.

 An important and involved partner of Héma-Québec, the ABDV is funded completely by the Foundation. Thanks to its huge provincial network, the ABDV also helps with fundraising activities by supplying Héma-Québec with volunteers for certain fundraising events, such as the popular Ride for the Cause.

 Every year, the ABDV organizes multiple fundraising activities, such as a fruitcake sale and a solicitation campaign directed at its members, and part of the proceeds are donated to the Héma-Québec Foundation. 

 We are very proud to support the activities of the ABDV, who do so much to increase the reach of our cause in Québec!

 To learn more about the ABDV and its projects, visit their website.


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Toyota Canada

A powerful agreement between Toyota Canada and its dealers, the Héma-Québec Foundation and Héma-Québec


After committing its support to the Public Mothers’ Milk Bank, Toyota Canada Inc. and its dealers are now supporting the Héma-Québec Foundation through a major gift over a period of five years, from 2017 to 2021.

This invaluable contribution allows us to fund some of Héma-Québec’s most promising projects over the coming years. The contribution is a statement of Toyota Canada’s dedication to leaving a mark on the national reality of our province. The company has successfully worked with its regional dealers to develop social responsibility at a local level, by encouraging their involvement in countless daily fundraising activities as well as major projects for Héma-Québec.

This inspiring partnership will doubtless have an enormous impact on the mission of the Héma-Québec Foundation.

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Béké-Bobo supports Héma-Québec’s Public Mothers’ Milk Bank  

Maggy-Nadyne Lamarche, president of Béké-Bobo, knows what it feels like to have a premature baby. Her second daughter needed to be breastfed until the age of four for medical reasons. She was lucky to be able to do it. During those years, she did research, looking for ways to soothe her daughter that didn’t involve medication. She developed a mix of grains that she inserted into a fabric pouch shaped like a teddy bear. That’s how the Béké-Bobo therapeutic bear was born. It has since proven highly effective at easing her daughter’s pain and that of a million other children in Canada.

She has now decided to give back to a cause that matters to her: Héma-Québec’s Public Mothers’ Milk Bank. She has partnered with the Héma-Québec Foundation to develop a therapeutic bear specifically for the Foundation, that she makes available at a preferential rate. We are then able to sell the bears to raise funds for the Public Mothers’ Milk Bank.

The mandate of the Public Mothers’ Milk Bank is to provide pasteurized human milk to infants who require medical care because they were born at 32 weeks’ gestation or earlier and whose mother cannot breastfeed. Moreover, premature babies reach a healthy weight faster when they are fed with milk from the bank.

To learn more about Béké-Bobo products and their benefits, visit their website.

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Major gifts

We would like to thank all the following donors, whose contributions each brought specific projects to life.

Plasma donor education and recruitment program

 Study on the distribution of HLA markers among First Nations

Public Mothers’ Milk Bank

Serology training

Serology training

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Over time, many companies have become members of the Foundation’s Circle of friends. Some of them have been supporting us for many years and in many ways: donations in response to our annual corporate mail campaign, event sponsorships and major gifts in support of innovative projects close to their hearts. We can’t thank them enough. 

Membership in the Circle is permanent. The following list (see under the section Individuals and private foundations) includes cumulative donations of $1000 and more as at March 31, 2021. Donations are listed in alphabetical order.

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Individuals and private foundations

As well as companies, the foundation’s Circle of friends is made up of individuals and private foundations who have made cumulative donations of $1000 or more. Although this distinguished group comprises many different categories, there are only two words to describe our gratitude for each and every member: Thank you!

Membership in the Circle is permanent. The following list includes cumulative donations of $1000 and more as at March 31, 2021. Donations are listed in alphabetical order. 

The humanitarian (500 000$ and more)

  • Bayer inc.
  • Roche Diagnostics
  • Toyota Canada inc.

The activist (300 000 $ to 499 999 $)

  • Octapharma Canada
  • ABDV Funds

The philanthropist (100 000 $ to 299 999 $)

  • CSL Behring Canada inc.
  • Fonds Dre Francine Décary
  • Fonds Patrick Bérard
  • Mouvement des caisses Desjardins
  • Mylan E.P.D.
  • RBC Banque Royale
  • Takeda Canada inc.

The benefactor (50 000 $ to 99 999 $)

  • Banque Nationale
  • Baxter Corporation
  • Club Lions de Laval inc
  • Fondation Internationale des Clubs Lions
  • Fonds des cellules souches
  • Succession Rita-Dionne

The collaborator (30 000 $ to 49 999 $)

  • RBC Banque Royale
  • Succession Jean-Marc Soucy
  • Succession Cécile- C. Rousseau

The advocate (10 000 $ to 29 999 $)

  • 152245 Canada inc.
  • Aéroports de Montréal
  • Bell Canada
  • BFL Canada risques et assurances inc.
  • Brian O’Malley
  • Chevaliers de Colomb inc. (Le Conseil d’État des)
  • CIBC
  • CN Compagnie des chemins de fer nationaux du Canada
  • Dentons Canada S.E.N.C.R.L.
  • Fondation Aubainerie
  • Fondation CHU Sainte-Justine
  • Fondation RBC
  • Fondation St-Hubert
  • Fonds Pauline Tremblay
  • Fonds Me Smaranda Ghibu
  • Laurent Benarrous
  • Macopharma Canada inc.
  • Miville Mercier
  • Morneau Shepell
  • Patrick Bérard
  • Power Corporation du Canada
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • RBC Dominion valeurs mobilières
  • Rio Tinto Alcan
  • Skelton Truck Lines Ltd
  • Sylvain Charbonneau
  • Telus Corporation

The cooperator (5 000 $ to 9 999 $)


  • Autorité des marchés financiers
  • Banque Nationale
  • Groupe Financier
  • Bruno Bougie
  • Caisse de bienfaisance des employés et retraités du CN
  • Canada Online Giving Foundation
  • Canada Running Series Inc.
  • CGI
  • Club Lions de Terrebonne
  • Conam Charitable Foundation
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
  • Desjardins Sécurité Financière
  • Dessau / Stantek
  • Edelman Relations Publiques
  • Emergent Bio Solution
  • Ernst & Young
  • Finances Québec
  • Financière Liberté 55
  • Fondation Air Canada
  • Fondation de l’Hôpital
  • Maisonneuve-Rosemont
  • Fondation des Clubs Lions du Québec
  • Fondation Desjardins
  • Fondation du CHU de Québec
  • Fonds des tissus humains
  • Gilles Delage
  • Groupe Conseil RES PUBLICA
  • Groupe M.G.B. inc.
  • Guy Lafrenière
  • Intact Assurance
  • Les Entreprises Fervel inc.
  • Letko Brosseau
  • Ogilvy Renault
  • PayPal Giving Fund Canada
  • Pfizer Canada inc.
  • RBC Wealth Management
  • Financial Services Inc.
  • Société des alcools du Québec
  • Société générale de financement du Québec
  • Succession Denise-Perrault
  • Succession Jean-Paul-Archambault
  • Succession Yvette-Daigle
  • TD Canada Trust
  • The Jean Fournel Foundation
  • The Royal Trust Company
  • Transcontinental (Capinabel)
  • Transcontinental inc.
  • Walker Glass Co. Ltd.


The inspiration (1 000 $ to 4 999 $)


  • Aedifica
  • Alban D’Amours
  • Aline Brochu
  • Allstate Assurance
  • André Archambault
  • André Imbeau
  • Antoine Lorent
  • Association d’anémie falciforme du Québec
  • Avicor Construction inc.
  • Avison & Young
  • Banque Laurentienne
  • Banque Nationale
  • Banque Scotia
  • Banque TD
  • Bearvertails
  • Beaupré Capital Chrysler
  • Benoit Gendron
  • Bernard Casgrain
  • Biron Groupe Santé
  • BMO
  • Boxotel inc.
  • Bureau des infractions et amendes
  • Cain, Lamarre, Casgrain, Wells
  • Caisse centrale Desjardins
  • Caisse Desjardins Allard Saint-Paul
  • CanadaHelps.org
  • Canderel Management Inc.
  • Caroline Ducharme
  • Carrefour Desjardins
  • Céline Grenier
  • CEMC – Direction des affaires médicales
  • Centraide du Grand Montréal
  • Charles Martel
  • Cheryl Campbell Steer
  • Chevaliers de Colomb, conseil 3065
  • Christian Samoisette
  • Christine Guérette
  • Claude Pichette
  • Claudel Lingerie inc.
  • Clément Joly
  • CN
  • Conseil IFACT inc.
  • Corporation Financière Mackenzie
  • Cossette Communication
  • Croix-Rouge canadienne
  • Daniel Couture
  • Danielle Perreault
  • Denis Couture
  • Desjardins Capital de risque
  • Donald O’Hara
  • École de technologie supérieure
  • Emmanuelle Leclerc-Granger
  • Énergie Directe
  • Enterprise Holdings Foundation
  • Éric Bachand
  • Eric Drouin
  • Ethel Goldfield
  • EXP inc.
  • Fasken Martineau Dumoulin
  • Fédération des Caisses Desjardins
  • Fednav Limited
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Canada ULC
  • Filomena Rossi
  • Financière Banque Nationale
  • Financière Sun Life
  • Fonds d’appui aux organismes des employés de produits Kruger
  • Fondation Armand-Frappier
  • Fondation Borden Ladner Gervais
  • Franklin Templeton Investments Corp.
  • Galerie Symbole-Art
  • Garda World
  • Gary Gudbranson
  • Gaz Métro
  • GB Cotton
  • Geneviève Tarte
  • Gestion Jacques Sylvestre & Associés inc.
  • Gilles Legault
  • Groupe Aecon inc.
  • Groupe Optimum inc.
  • Harris Computer System
  • Hélène Akzam
  • Hélène Boudreault
  • Hydro-Québec
  • INRS – Institut national de la recherche scientifique
  • IGA Gagnon & Filles
  • Invesco
  • Invesco Canada
  • Investia Services financiers et assurances
  • J.M. Chaput ltée
  • Jacob
  • Jean Belzile
  • Jean-Guy Bisaillon
  • Jean-Marie Leclerc
  • Jean-Paul Labelle
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Kelly Jobe
  • Kenniff & Racine
  • KPMG
  • Kristiane Maltais
  • La Capitale Groupe Financier
  • La Cie Électrique Britton ltée
  • La Fondation Communautaire Juive de Montréal
  • La Personnelle
  • Laurent-Paul Ménard
  • Le Cabinet de relations publiques NATIONAL
  • Le Glenmount
  • Le Groupe Jean Coutu (PJC) inc.
  • Le Lunetier
  • Lefaivre Labrèche Gagné s.e.n.c.r.l.
  • Leo Harley-Davidson
  • Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert ltée
  • Les Services Ménagers Roy ltée
  • Louis Gendron
  • Louis R. Dufresne
  • Louis Thibault
  • Louise Berthiaume
  • Louise Chartrand
  • Manika Gaudet
  • Manoir du Verger
  • Manon Pépin
  • Manulife Life Insurance Company
  • Marc Germain
  • Marco Décelles
  • Marie-Claire Berteau
  • Marius Garon inc.
  • Mathieu Prud’Homme
  • Maxwell Cumming Family Foundation
  • McGill Entrepreneurs Society
  • McKesson Canada
  • Merkk Frost Employees’
  • Charity Fund
  • Metromedia Plus
  • Michelle Casoni
  • Miller Thomson Pouliot
  • Minh Tuan Anh Nguyen
  • Morneau Shepell
  • Mouvement Desjardins
  • Nathalie Fagnan
  • Ordre des CPA du Québec
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt
  • Patrice Bourbonnais
  • Pfizer Canada inc.
  • Pierre Brossard
  • Pierre Deschatelets
  • Pierre Gauthier
  • Pierre Thivierge
  • Poches & Fils inc.
  • Pomerleau
  • Power Corporation of Canada
  • Publicis Montréal
  • Rack Ultra International
  • Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
  • RBC
  • Réal Lemieux
  • Renée Bazin
  • Résidences Manoir Soleil
  • Retraite Québec
  • Robert Chevrier
  • Robert Marcotte
  • Roger Carpentier
  • RPA inc.
  • Russell Investments
  • Sandra Pérusse
  • Sénik
  • Services financiers
  • Giroux Ménard
  • Services immobiliers Bentall
  • Simon Fournier
  • Société de gestion Place Laurier inc.
  • Société en commandite
  • Élaine et Gaby Pomerleau
  • Station Marketing
  • Stationnement Montréal
  • Steve Jalbert
  • Succession Diane-Drapeau
  • Succession Gisèle-Leblanc
  • Succession Kristiane-Maltais
  • Suzelle Martin
  • TD Canada Trust
  • Technosport Canada
  • The Benevity Community
  • Impact Fund
  • Théâtre Tibicik
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Top Menu
  • Trio Capital
  • Trust Banque Nationale
  • United Way / Centraide Ottawa
  • Véronique Girard
  • Vézina, Dufault inc.
  • Videotron
  • Vimoval inc.
  • William Brock
  • Wyeth Canada
  • Yan Bariteau
  • Yves Blais


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